Wednesday, February 27, 2008

The First thing off the Shelf

Well, here I go again being a proud mommy. My morning consists of three things, diapers, breakfast, and playing. Every morning when Jonas gets up I change his extremely sopping wet diaper(I guess 11 hours in a diaper will do that) and then he gets plopped by his toy shelf with a sippy of milk while I go fix him something to eat, and the first things to hit the floor are his books, I know I know it doesn't mean a thing about his intelligence or that he's going to grow up to be a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon or anything like that. I guess I'm just hoping that his love of books will continue to grow. I know how much I love to read and I just hope that he will too!

On another note, there is Love all around!!
For the Hulk...
a Funny Blue Giraffe,
and Beaker.

Last but not least here is Jonas' new crawling method. We call it "Battering Ram". He usually moves a lot faster but by the time we got this clip Matt had made him crawl across the kitchen floor like 5 times so I think he was getting tired. Anyway it's hilarious. The first time he did it he was going full speed and he crashed right into a wall. He was tough though, not a single tear.
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The most exciting thing that has happened... Well, since we got here!

Matt walks in the door this afternoon and proposed an adventure, he said, "let's go raccoon hunting." I said "Raccoon Hunting?!" And he said, " Yes, It will be an Adventure". Well what do you know, we found one!! I've never seen a Raccoon before. Next adventure on the list... Porcupines!



Long overdue...

I should have posted my winter project weeks ago but for some reason I haven't... (I promise Camille, I finished the binding forever ago!!) This is what I worked on with my Sis while Matt and I freeloaded up in Canada. Super fun! I've said it before and I'm about to say it again. Try quilting you'll be hooked! Oh and if you're searching for some easy cute beginner patterns... I know a place! (wink*).

The Fabric... So cute!!


A table topper I just finished, not super creative but I like it!
The Bloom Quilt in all it's glory!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Boogers, bathtime, and standing all on my own!

So here's what's been happening the last few days, On Friday night Jonas woke up at about 11:30 and he was not feeling to well. He was all congested and could barely breathe, so after a good steam in the bathroom for 20 minutes we kinda let him hang out with us. Matt was playing so he let Jonas play too! Can we say game face? Anyway he's been all snotty ever since. Anyone who knows me knows that isn't a good thing. Eww!
Jonas having a cuddle before we put him back to bed!
I just don't want Wyatt to feel like we don't love him, so here he is!


Tonight Matt gave Jonas a bath and he was just having such a good time that we had to take pictures! video

He's been standing for a while now but I haven't actually posted a picture, he's especially good at standing when he doesn't realize he's doing it!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Just a little something to brighten your day!




On another note, who would have thought that this plastic bike reflector would cause like a whole hour of entertainment!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Going... Going... Well almost anyway!

Jonas has finally taken a few steps on his own tonight! It was very exciting. When he did it the first time he started screaming and laughing right after. I think he was kind of over that though, by the time we got the camera out. Anyway we are so proud of our big boy!! video

Jonas thought it would be fun to eat his cereal like a piggy!! He is so silly sometimes!
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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Stinky, Smelly Cows!

We went on a little walk today to kind of explore the property. Our Landlord has cows so we though Jonas might like to see them. He didn't seem all that interested, but Wyatt on the other hand was very interested and didn't know what to think! It was a nice little break and it was nice to see what's out there. I can't wait till summer there will be so much more to do and Jonas will be walking, so we wont have to carry him around everywhere. It's too bad we're so far out of town because I really like it out here!

The Cows!
Wyatt getting acquainted.
Matt and Jonas on our walk.
I tried to do just a picture of Jonas but he started to scream when I set him down on the hay bale, I think he thought I was going to leave him there with those stinky Cows!
Wyatt, Rocky and Annie. The big dogs belong to our landlord. Wyatt thinks he's so tough with them and tries to pick fights.

Our Backyard.
More Backyard
And more backyard!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday Party!!

We had a party for Jonas last night! Unfortunately we live too far away, so only Grandma and Grandpa Brandley, and Uncle Mitch were able to make it to his party. He was till very happy to see them and he was angel for them all weekend!! We ate dinner and then we let Jonas destroy a birthday cake! He was really only interested in the frosting. Anyway then he opened some very nice presents fro G and G B, Grandpa Ralph sent a present and so did Grandma Reggie. He is so loved and maybe a little spoiled but that's ok sometimes!! Anyway it was a good day. Jonas had way too much sugar, went to bed way too late, but he still had a blast! It was a good day. We are so excited for a 1 year old, he is the best!

Cheesy Grin!
By the way I made the cake all by myself, I'm a little proud of it! It's an alligator but it kinda looks like a Lizard! His snout wasn't quite long enough.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Look at me I'm 1!!

Ok seriously I can't believe I have a 1 year old! 1 year ago today this little(not so little anymore)bundle of joy came into our lives and changed them completely! I can honestly say parenthood is not exactly what I expected it to be, and I can also honestly say that it's dang hard sometimes. But most importantly I can honestly say it is probably the greatest thing I have ever done and will ever do! Jonas has changed so much from being that little tiny baby that we started with, he is now on the move all the time, he is so curious about everything around him, and he loves to be the center of attention. The only time he ever cries is when we are ignoring him, or he bumps his head(which he does multiple time a day). The boy is not easily distracted which sometimes is adorable but usually he is most intrigued by something that he shouldn't play with. He is such a joy all in all and I don't know how we went so long without him! We love him so much and are so excited to have a little 1 year old cruising around the house! Happy Birthday little man!


Look at me I'm 1 Today!
Here are some picture of Jonas growing up through the past year...(sniff*)

1 minute old
1 month old2 months old
3 months old
4 months old
5 months old

6 months old
7 months old
8 months old
9 months old
10 months old
11 Months old

Just a comment about this last picture. Jonas loves to go into our room and open our drawers and pull all the clothes out of them! Matt's shirts weren't all over the floor before he got in there! He thought he was so clever!